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- Seven Stories Press 2013; US$ 18.95
"A brave book by a smart person with a masterful command of economic theory." ?Publisher's Weekly How should we act and think economically in the world as the era of cheap oil comes to an end? The Approaching Great Transformation begins to answer this massive question, focusing on the people and communities already at work on the transition:... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00
The fundamental point of this book is that, in the past, the world's political, economic, military, and social development took place during a time of relatively stable sea level. That time, however, is now over: The world must begin to cope with inevitable increases in sea level. These increases are certain to have important domestic and international... more...
- Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; Not Available
?Energy efficiency contributes to the main objectives of energy policy in the European Union: energy security, cost effectiveness and environmental benefits. However, the efficiency potential remains widely untapped. Will White Certificate Instruments, a new framework instrument to foster end-use energy efficiency, help to close the energy efficiency... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00
This timely book brings much-needed clarity to the concept of 'environmental governance' as manifested in the global regulatory domain. The author argues that despite being used as a fashionable term by many - including economists, political scientists, environmentalists and, increasingly, lawyers - its theoretical contours and conceptual content... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95
As a result of global dynamics?the increasing interconnection of people and places?innovations in global environmental governance haved altered the role of cities in shaping the future of the planet. This book is a timely study of the importance of these social transformations in our increasingly global and increasingly urban world. Through analysis... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95
Though industrialized countries are usually the ones indicted when environmental pollution is discussed, over the few last years the rate of emissions in developing countries has increased by a startling amount. The fallout from this increase is evidenced by the struggle of cities like Beijing to improve their air quality. Yet there also exist developing... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
Natural disasters in recent years have brought the study of disaster resiliency to the forefront. The importance of community preparedness and sustainability has been underscored by such calamities as Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Japanese tsunami in 2011. Natural disasters will inevitably continue to occur, but by understanding the concept of... more...
- Editions Didier Millet 2012; US$ 4.99
An outspoken commentator on Malaysia's social and political affairs, Marina Mahathir takes on the issues, ideas and institutions of the day in her latest book, Telling it Straight. She highlights unpalatable truths, derides tired old ways and challenges the status quo. She asks the questions that need to be asked ? and is unafraid of proposing solutions.... more...
- North Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 14.95
How do peak oil, climate change, and the limits of growth affect abortion rights, income equality, and civil liberty? In this impassioned treatise, author and activist Alexis Zeigler reveals the hidden connections between ecology, economics, politics, and social justice?and shows us how to use these connections to effect real, long-lasting change.... more...